Tuesday, June 12, 2012
While Europeans were dividing up much of the rest of the world, The imperial expansion westward across North America held the attention on many U.S. citizens. Americans used the period of relative peace between their Civil War and the Spanish American war to subdue and confine American Indians.
It seems westward expansion has had a strong effect on our America culture and democracy. Many influential Americans, contrary to some of their founders, decided that the rest of the world was a new frontier for the empire of the rulers of the United States.